In a blog style development update, we hear from Martyn Northall, who is the project lead as well as a coder for the Bae 146 project for MSFS. The blog takes us through a short flight from Southampton to Bournemouth, along the south coast of the UK, which showcases the intricacies of the Jumboliner in three stages with a storyboard of screenshots to whet our appetite.
The development update provides us with a library of screenshots taken from the latest beta build which is the latest in a testing programme that has been underway for several months so far. In this build, the systems are fully operational but are currently being improved in line with real-world FCOMs and pilot feedback.
The Bae 146 for MSFS promises to not only be visually enhanced but in system depth and realism when compared to its X-Plane and P3D counterparts.
The first set of screenshots showcase many areas of the aircraft in practice such as the integrated internal stairs which extend under their own weight but retract using hydraulic power modelled in the aircraft, extensive Electronic Flight Bag that will configure doors, payload, fuel and ground equipment which JustFlight has also included.
Martyn also mentions that the aircraft also comes with a brand new Wwise soundest that includes over 500 custom sounds.
Most of the screenshots showcase the minute detail of the seemingly complex cockpit of the four-engined aircraft in all its glory as well as the subtle changes to the environment that the dimmable lighting makes.
Martyn promises more previews to come in the following weeks where more variants will be added to the fleet to include the (QT)Quiet Trader Freight, (QC)Quick Change, and RAF VIP configurations.Â
To view the full library of screenshots and to read more on the BAe 146-100, head over to the Just Flight BAe 146 product page.